Trust the MedCosmetic Team with Experience and Artistry for a Natural Look
Decades ago, one of the only ways to look younger was with a surgical face lift. The downsides were many: the expense, extended down-time for healing, and outcomes that were unpredictable. No doubt you’ve noticed celebrities who altered their looks dramatically—and not in a good way. It was enough, as one Hollywood critic said about a famous actress, to alarm a spouse and frighten young children.
Today, men and women who want to look refreshed and rejuvenated yet still natural have several options. Best yet, there’s no down time and the results are often immediate. The answer is cosmetic injectables—neuromodulators (best known as Botox and Dysport) and dermal fillers.
But as with any cosmetic procedure, it takes more than just an arsenal of products to achieve the look you want: it requires on-going training, experience, and an artistic eye.
That’s why so many patients trust Jessica Burge and Sophia Garozzo Koury at the MedCosmetic division of Mirabile M.D., Beauty, Health & Wellness in Overland Park. Sophia has been with the medical spa for 6 years; Jessica has been there 9 years. And not surprisingly, they both love their jobs and find great satisfaction in helping men and women look and feel better—at any age.
Sophia remembers one particular patient in her twenties. A few months after her treatment, the young woman’s mother came in to thank Sophia for giving her daughter something she never could: confidence. “We were both crying,” says Sophia.
In fact, starting treatments early is key. “It’s about prevention,” says Jessica. “During a consultation, I’m not just listening to what the patient is saying, I’m watching their expressions. If I can prevent the motion that’s causing the lines in the first place, then down the road they’ll need less filler or resurfacing treatments.”
Think “Freeze” But Not Frozen
Preventing deep lines from forming usually includes a neuromodulator such as Botox or Dysport to “freeze” the area so motion is limited. But don’t worry: Jessica and Sophia are adept at blurring lines while allowing you to show those expressions that add to your personality.
Botox can also be used to make your upper lip look fuller via a lip flip. Botox is injected directly above the cupid’s bow and the corners of the mouth, causing the lip to “flip” outward for a fuller, poutier appearance. Admire a model’s sexy lips and chances are she’s had this procedure done.
Correct, Restore and Enhance Your Looks with Fillers. The Question is: Which One?
Another area where Jessica and Sophia’s expertise comes in. There are so many filler options—each with its own specific benefits—it takes experience and a trained eye to know which is right for you. And often, these master injectors will use a variety of fillers for the best results.
In fact, James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG—the founder and on-site physician, is proud to be one of the first to offer the RHA Collection of fillers. Jessica notes that this filler integrates very smoothly into the tissue, providing a very natural look. See the cost-saving special for the RHA Collection below.
Like Jessica, Sophia takes time to analyze a patient’s facial features during an initial consultation. “I always point out their positive features and suggest ways to improve areas that may concern them,” she says. But she’s also forthright about the potential outcomes. “I tell my patients I can add filler to restore what has been lost through aging and loss of collagen. But I can’t create a pronounced cheekbone if there was none to begin with.”
Specific Areas Where Fillers Can Provide Lift and Support
Skin laxity, loss of volume and lines are all part of the aging process. But with targeted use of fillers, you can see immediate improvements in the mirror. Results can last for several months and up to years.
For instance, lifting your cheeks can help smooth out the “parenthesis marks” on the sides of your nose. And injecting filler into the tear trough under the eye can eliminate dark circles and that tired look. “But this is a difficult, potentially dangerous area that requires experience and skill,” adds Sophia. “I do several of these a month, and the results can be extraordinary.” See remarkable before-and-after photos of this treatment and others at mirabilemd.com.
Along with using Botox for a lip flip as described above, injections can create youthful volume, help minimize upper-lip lines or eliminate a “gummy” smile. And while younger patients often come in asking for “Kylie lips”, these two master injectors prefer to start with a more natural look. Live with it for a while is a good recommendation. More can always be added if desired.
Fillers can also help define a jawline and reduce the appearance of jowls. And one area that’s often neglected is the temple. Adding a hyaluronic acid filler can restore youthfulness and help lift the tail of the brow.
A liquid chin “implant” using Voluma can increase the chin’s projection, make a nose look smaller and create more definition to the jawline for a better side profile.
And finally, fillers can also treat those dreaded “tech neck” lines caused by staring down at your laptop and phone for hours a day.
No matter what age or gender, you can look more youthful, energized, and refreshed. Your friends won’t ask if you’ve had work done, but why you look so fabulous. Contact the MedCosmetic team at Mirabile M.D. today and you’ll be looking your best for all the upcoming events—or Zoom calls—this fall!
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